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Wilhelmina F. Adams photograph collection

Title
Wilhelmina F. Adams photograph collection [graphic].
Author
Adams, Wilhelmina F. (Wilhelmina Ferris), -1987.
Publication
1900-1987.

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box 2Still imageUse in library Sc Photo Wilhelmina F. Adams Collection box 2Schomburg Center - Photographs & Prints
box 1Still imageUse in library Sc Photo Wilhelmina F. Adams Collection box 1Schomburg Center - Photographs & Prints

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Found In
p1bc Adams, Wilhelmina F. Papers (CstRLIN)NYPW89-A9.
Description
  • 124 items (2.0 lin. ft., 2 boxes); 21 x 26 cm. and smaller.
  • 95 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ;
  • 20 photographic prints : col. ;
  • 4 photographic prints : b&w and col. ;
  • 4 photographic prints : albumen ;
  • 1 negative : b&w ;
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Portrait photographs – 1900-1989.
  • Snapshots – 1900-1989.
  • Group portraits – 1900-1989.
  • Photographic albums – 1900-1989.
  • Photographic prints – 1900-1989 – Color.
  • Albumen photographic prints – 1900-1919.
  • Silver gelatin photographic prints – 1920-1989.
Note
  • Title devised by cataloger.
  • Some photographs have descriptive information on the verso.
  • The three ring binder (Box 2), assembled by the Schomburg Center staff, includes pages from a personal photograph album, autographed photographs from entertainers, and photographs inscribed to Mabel Ridley Beavers. The photograph album pages may have originally belonged to Mabel Ridley.
  • Collection contains photographic work by James C. Campbell, James Gilbert, A. Hansen Studio, Austin Hansen, Authur Manning, Morgan & Marvin Smith, and Lorenzo Tucker.
Biography (note)
  • Wilhelmina Ferris Adams was born in Florida around the turn of the century (ca. 1900) and moved to New York City when she was three months old. She was educated in the Public School system and attended Hunter College.
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of the Wilhelmina F. Adams Papers.
Call Number
Sc Photo Wilhelmina F. Adams Collection
OCLC
NYPG93-F267
Author
Adams, Wilhelmina F. (Wilhelmina Ferris), -1987.
Title
Wilhelmina F. Adams photograph collection [graphic].
Imprint
1900-1987.
Summary
The Wilhelmina F. Adams Photograph Collection documents her personal life, pofessional career, and civic activities. Personal photographs include portraits and snapshots of family and friends, and a number of portraits autographed to Wilhelmina from well known entertainers. The Collection also contains pages of a personal photograph album. Many of the album pictures are autographed to Mabel Ridley. Pictures document Wilhelmina and Mabel Ridley with friends in Atlantic City, Oak Bluffs (Martha's Vineyard), and West Palm Beach (Florida), in the 1920s. Several pictures include Adam Clayton Powell Jr. with friends and family at his summer home in Oak Bluffs. Personal photographs also include a number of portraits inscribed to Mabel Ridley from known entertainers.
Organizational photographs document Wilhelmina's involvement in various professional and civic organizations. The organizations represented include the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs (both the National and the New York Club), National Council of Negro Women, Harlem Hospital Auxilary, Queens Hospital Center Lay Advisory Board, and New York City Board of Assessors. Included amongst the organizational photographs is a group portrait of the Stevenson Independent Voters Committee. Photographs document fund raising activities, meetings, award ceremonies, and benevolent activities.
Linking Entry
Forms part of the Wilhelmina F. Adams Papers.
Biography
Wilhelmina Ferris Adams was born in Florida around the turn of the century (ca. 1900) and moved to New York City when she was three months old. She was educated in the Public School system and attended Hunter College.
Wilhelmina Adams was known for her fund raising talent, dedication to the Harlem Community, commitment to the advancement and education of African Americans, and her numerous civic activities. She was active in numerous organizations and served as president of the National Council of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs (New York Club), the Aeolian Ladies Charity, and the Utopian Neighborhood Club. As a Democratic Co-Leader of the 14th Assembly District Adams was the first Black women appointed as a delegate to the National Democratic Convention, in Chicago (1944). Adams was a patron of the performing arts and pursued careers as a fashion designer, interior decorator, and florist.
Local Note
SC MG 37
Connect to:
Local Subject
Afro-American Day Parade.
Added Author
Campbell, James C. Photographer
Gilbert, James. Photographer
Hansen, Austin, 1910-1996. Photographer
Manning, Arthur. Photographer
Tucker, Lorenzo. Photographer
M. Smith (New York, N.Y.)
A. Hansen Studio (New York, N.Y.)
Found In:
p1bc Adams, Wilhelmina F. Papers (CstRLIN)NYPW89-A9.
Research Call Number
Sc Photo Wilhelmina F. Adams Collection
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